Table C-3.

Trending: Average Distribution of Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Respondent Work Area/Unit

2008 Comparative Database Report

Work Area/Unit
Patient Safety Grade
Work Area/Unit
Anesthe-
siology
Emer-
gency
ICU
(any type)
LabMedicineObstetricsPediatr.Pharm.Psych/
Mental Health
Radi-
ology
Rehabil-
itation
Surgery
10
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
68
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
39
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
83
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
84
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
37
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
21
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
61
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
20
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
80
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
66
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
72
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
170
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
1,035
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
1,315
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
1,102
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
2,702
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
586
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
497
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
617
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
504
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
1,066
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
546
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
1,984
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
85
Previous
Respon-
dents
903
Previous
Respon-
dents
988
Previous
Respon-
dents
890
Previous
Respon-
dents
2,048
Previous
Respon-
dents
551
Previous
Respon-
dents
456
Previous
Respon-
dents
487
Previous
Respon-
dents
467
Previous
Respon-
dents
810
Previous
Respon-
dents
650
Previous
Respon-
dents
1,635
Previous
Respon-
dents
A. ExcellentMost Recent26%17%18%25%13%27%28%27%22%28%37%38%
Previous32%15%14%26%10%24%19%23%17%21%31%32%
Change-6%2%4%-1%3%3%9%4%5%7%6%6%
B. Very GoodMost Recent56%48%51%53%56%47%53%55%42%50%48%46%
Previous57%43%43%48%44%39%41%51%36%53%47%45%
Change-1%5%8%5%12%8%12%4%6%-3%1%1%
C. AcceptableMost Recent17%30%23%19%27%19%14%14%25%18%13%12%
Previous6%28%24%20%37%27%34%19%26%20%16%15%
Change11%2%-1%-1%-10%-8%-20%-5%-1%-2%-3%-3%
D. PoorMost Recent1%5%5%3%4%7%5%4%10%3%1%3%
Previous4%11%14%6%9%10%6%6%17%5%4%7%
Change-3%-6%-9%-3%-5%-3%-1%-2%-7%-2%-3%-4%
E. FailingMost Recent0%0%4%0%0%1%0%0%2%0%0%0%
Previous0%2%4%1%1%0%0%2%4%0%1%1%
Change0%-2%0%-1%-1%1%0%-2%-2%0%-1%-1%

Note: ICU = Intensive Care Unit; Pediatr. = Pediatrics; Pharm. = Pharmacy.

Note: Average percent totals in the table may not sum to exactly 100 percent due to rounding of decimals.

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Current as of March 2008
Internet Citation: Table C-3. : Trending: Average Distribution of Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Respondent Work Area/Unit. March 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2008/tablec3.html